Ali White / Mam
Ali trained at the Gaiety School of Acting.
Theatre credits include Fire Below (Lyric Theatre Belfast); The Passing, Closer, The House, (for both of which she was nominated for an Irish Times Irish Theatre Award), Dancing at Lughnasa, Translations, Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Romeo and Juliet and The Trojan Women (Abbey Theatre); Plaza Suite, Spokesong, Is This About Sex?, The School for Scandal, Northern Star, Lady Windermere’s Fan and Love and a Bottle (Time Out Award) (Rough Magic); Aristocrats, The Double Dealer and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Gate Theatre); Silas Marner and Hard Times (Storytellers); Cheapside (Druid); Factory Girls (Bickerstaffe); Love and Money (Hatch Theatre Company); This is What We Sang (winner, Best Production at the 1st Irish Awards, New York) (Kabosh); The Steward of Christendom (Out of Joint); The Silver Tassie (Almeida); Pygmies in the Ruins (Royal Court); The Importance of Being Earnest (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and Playhouse Creatures (The Old Vic).
Film and TV credits include Simon Fitzmaurice’s feature film My Name Is Emily; The Truth Commissioner, directed by Declan Recks; The Secret Scripture, directed by Jim Sheridan; The Fall (BBC NI); The Secret (ITV); No Tears; When Brendan Met Trudy; A Love Divided (Parallel); Old New Borrowed Blue (Revolution Films); The Ambassador (BBC) and Frankie McCafferty’s Flush (Flush Films). Ali also appeared in Fishamble’s production of Bailed Out! by Colin Murphy, which is being adapted for screen for TV3.
Ali is a frequent performer in RTE Radio Drama and BBC Radio Ulster. She wrote and co-created Any Time Now, a six one-hour comedy drama series for RTE/BBC, starring Susan Lynch, Zara Turner and Angeline Ball. She has also worked as screenwriter on the last three series of The Clinic for Parallel Films/RTE and a number of other TV projects currently in development.